It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

It's Psychedelic Baby is an independent, music magazine. We are covering alternative, underground, non-commercial and non-mainstream artists in variety of shapes and genres. Exclusive interviews, reviews and articles. A place where musicians can express themselves. We serve an international readership.

F/i & Vocokesh interview with Richard Franecki


F/i are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and have been around since 1982. They released a huge amount of interesting material, ranging from noise to experimental space rock. Richard Franecki has also a few other projects, including Vocokesh.

A Quiet Evening with Anthony Evans of ‘black sand’, by Jenell Kesler


Floating in from New Zealand, ‘black sand’ deliver a hypnotic series of fuzzed out sustained neo-psychedelic songs that are heavily washed in reverb and effects to enrapture and waste away any evening.

Black Doldrums - “There Is No Eye” premiere


Recently announcing the signing of a record deal with Club AC30, effects-laden singer-guitarist Kevin Gibbard, anchored by the powerful precision of drummer Sophia Lacroix, will be releasing their 4 track EP later this year, co-produced by engineer James Aparicio whose credits include Spiritualized, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode.

The Black Sand


Endless Blue (2018)

The Black Sand passed so close to earth the other night, where like a vintage wayward satellite I could just about make out their reflection against the light of the moon as they floated overhead, jettisoning a lush intoxicatingly sonic message from the great beyond, a postcard of sorts from their hypnotic galactic travels. Standing there in the darkness I waved, knowing full well there was no way they’d see me down here on terra firma, yet I did. That silent wave was all I could muster as I stood there with my arms flung wide, as if to embrace the entire universe, and then, Black Sand signaled me with a blinking blue beacon, where in that moment I felt like crying as I fell under the weight of these warm delicious couch-bound tracks, simply whispering back into the vastness, “Shine On.”

Soggy interview


“It was total chaos and ferocious as if the four of us held an everlasting grudge on the whole world. It was a blend of metal and punk. That was the Soggy sound, a true garage sound!”

Formed in 1978, Soggy quickly developed a unique style of Stooges infused punk and hard rock. They released only one single back in 1982 - “Waiting For The War” / “47 Chromosomes”. Over the years their cult status has grown exponentially. Outer Battery Records reisued their material!

Ross Beattie presents It’s Psychedelic Baby podcast #31 (November)


A brand new podcast hosted by Ross Beattie (The Night Tripper)


Suicide - Sufferin’ In Vain
Rhys Bloodjoy - The Day Venus Trashed Heaven 
Brant Bjork - 1968
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Gloamer
Snowy Dunes - Tranquil Mountain Lake
Heroin In Tahiti - V
Damaged Bug - Slay The Priest
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Blood And Rockets 
Jefferson Airplane - Plastic Fantastic Lover (Live at The Fillmore West)
Our Solar System - Babalon Rising 
Soft Machine - Fourteen Hour Dream
Kikagaku Moyo - Gatherings 
Yoko Ono - Why
Edward Penfold - Caulkhead

Desert Daze 2018

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats’ performance was Friday’s highlight. Absolutely spectacular projections by Lance, The Mad Alchemist Liquid Show, the best I have seen.

The Kundalini Genie - “You Are The Resurrection” premiere


The Kundalini Genie are a psychedelic rock‘n’roll band unlike any other. Spaced out drones, druggy melodies, a hammering rhythmic section and an eccentric, high octane frontman leading the charge. The band are set to release their second album You Are The Resurrection. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY!

The Chocolate Watchband - “Secret Rendezvous” premiere


Iconic California psychedelic punk legends The Chocolate Watchband are touring to celebrate the release of their new album (released by Dirty Water Records), led by founding and current members, vocalist David Aguilar and guitarist Tim Abbott, plus Gary Andrijasevich on drums. Second generation fans, guitarist Derek See and bassist Alec Palao (Grammy-nominated producer/ historian ), bring their enthusiasm and love for the music to the table to help weave THE sound which both faithfully recreates the sonic energy and tone of the original recordings, as well as giving a rare edge to new material that is a logical progression to the bands legacy.

Wax Machine - “Time” premiere


Cosmic-jazz adventure​ ​​“Time”​​ by Brighton’s​ Wax Machine from their forthcoming third EP.

TAU - “It’s Already Written” premiere


“It’s Already Written” is the first single lifted from TAU’s second album TAU and The Drones of Praise (out Feb 4, 2019). It’s a one chord scorcher full of mantras inspired by the cosmic serpent and its relation to DNA theory. The song is powered by some amazing muted harp work by Andy Aquarius that sounds like it’s straight out of a mescaline dream sequence and peppered by Pyramid frontman and 70s Chicago freejazz originator Idris Ackamoor’s own cosmic saxophone interpretations.

The Rise and Fall of Willie & The Walkers

Group portrait – l. to r. Will MacCalder, Bob Dann, Roland Hardie (front), Bill Hardie, Dennis Petruk, February 1967 photographer unknown, courtesy Rob Edwards

The Rise and Fall of Willie & The Walkers
by Brock Silversides

The seven years from 1965 to 1972 was a magic period in the history of Canadian popular music. Nowhere was that more true than in Edmonton. Alberta’s capital had a relatively small but remarkable musical scene – it could boast of two recording studios: CJCA and Downtown Recording Studio (later called Park Lane), three record labels: Pace, Damon and Molten, four booking agencies: Rayal Talent, Amroux Enterprises, Spane International, and Studio City Musical Ltd., three radio stations playing popular music: CJCA, CHED and CFRN, hip disc jockeys such as Bob Stagg, Chuck Chandler and Bob Gibbons, a popular music promoter like no other – Benny Benjamin, numerous hip nightclubs such as the Sugar Shack a-Go-Go, the Outer Limits, Zorba’s, the Forum, the Rainbow Ballroom, the Lakeview Pavilion, and finally a network of neighbourhood community halls which promoted local rock bands every weekend.

Oren Ambarchi


“Eating out, going for walks and enjoying each other’s company”

During a two weeks residency at Stockholm’s EMS Studios, Oren Ambarchi, his partner Crys Cole and longtime friend Leif Ellgren made their self-declared party record Certainly

Beyt Al Tapes


“Fatigue, boredom and pain are ‘real’ experiences, and then you can escape reality”

Beyt Al Tapes uses used tapes as his main instrument; he cuts them up, dubbs them, fast-forward and rewinds them. Unprecize Music, his fourth release, is out now on Chocolate Monk.

Around The World In 80 Record Stores by Marcus Barnes (2018) review


Around The World In 80 Record Stores by Marcus Barnes (Dog ‘n’ Bone Books 2018)

Imagine how wonderful it would be to travel the globe with the sole purpose of shopping for records. Since such a pursuit is a mere fantasy for most of us, the next best thing to doing so is to purchase a copy of “Around The World In 80 Record Stores,” which was compiled and authored by internationally known journalist Marcus Barnes.

JAZZ CORNER Presents: John Coltrane - “Coltrane Plays The Blues” (1962)


A young girl’s barbershop adventure into jazz and the blues ...

Most women adored the beauty salons that dotted the landscape of all communities during the late 1950’s and 60’s. I on the other hand hated them … they were bright, usually awash in the colour pink, industrially loud with the smell of hair cooking under dryers, housewives of varying sorts decked out in unidentifiable animal patterned gowns snapping gum with lips that matched the colour of their painted nails and laughingly complaining about their kids, their husbands, or anything else that passed through their minds as a single speaker radio struggled to maintain a high volume, while crackling under the strain.

Second Oracle - “Seabird’s Lament” premiere


Debut single from Second Oracle and the lead single from their upcoming debut LP (Lazy Octopus Records).


Second Oracle have been a part of the Stockholm indie scene since its formation in 2014, playing semi-regularly while building a reputation as one of the most exciting new acts around.